We noted a couple of weeks back that Abe (as @Drifloud) had been making nice with ex-MI5, now-son-of-God David Shayler (@Gods_Spy) on Twitter. No big surprise there, since the two of them have been pals since they were neighbours in prison some years back, according to our informed sources.
But then a couple of days ago, some unkind commenter on Abe’s blog asked Abe a few pointed questions about his friendship with Shayler:
Abe, did you do this for money? Did Shayler recruit you in prison? You were together, weren’t you. And you have been tweeting to each other too. Were you BFF in prison?
…and next thing you know, Abe/Drifloud is back-pedalling to beat the band!
And in case that wasn’t clear enough:
Oh, deary dear. Now look what you’ve done, Abe: you’ve made poor David cry! We hope you’re well ashamed of yourself.
Oh. Psychopaths aren’t capable of shame. Sorry, our mistake.
But isn’t it fascinating how the very suggestion that Abe and Shayler might be close sent Abe rushing off to disprove the allegation? Such a transparent little man he is.